Battery started to fail after 6 months and completely dead after 15 months. A lot of commentary on line about inability for battery to hold charge. Battery is difficult to procure and replace. Not great value for money.
Purchased in January 2020 for $400.00.
Expect watch to last for the price.
Great watch when I first got it, but now the touch screen doesn't work and warranty just expired. Watch still sinks with phone, but time is half an hour out after returning to SA from Victoria (phone has correct time and adjusted to the timezone change correctly). I'd expect the watch to last longer considering the price I paid. I won't be buying a Samsung watch again.
Purchased for $520.00.
Back sensor will fall off
The sensor cover on the back fell off. Looks like a flaw with the design as its glued and the adhesive was not holding.
The watch was under warranty and still worked so I assumed Samsung would glue it back and hand it back. The report was water damage and it is cheaper for me to buy another watch rather than repair it. I have never gone swimming with it. They have refused to fix it and this seems to be a common issue. I will not buy another Samsung watch if the sensor is glued. Before you buy one read the reviews...I would not spend 500 for poor design and workmanship
Purchased in April 2019 at Samsung Online store for $480.00.
Smart in every way, except connectivity
I have owned my Samsung galaxy watch R805 for 4 days now, in that 4 days I have spent probably 2 hours trying to get the watch to connect re-connect or pair with my phone, including 1 full reset which takes at least half an hour. The watch has every single permission possible and still it wont reconnect with my phone when the phone was out of range or turned off over night. I put this down to my experience with other Samsung electronic products where they seem to try and make it as difficult as possible to match non-Samsung products. My phone i...s a 6 month old Nokia smartphone with the latest Android OS, all up to date. I had a Ticwatch Pro and thought it was inferior to the Samsung but boy was I wrong. By comparison the Ticwatch connects flawlessly, probably because they don't care that you're not using a Samsung phone, and other than the lack of a rotating bezel, which I could do without, the Ticwatch pro is far superior AND cheaper. Anyway, if not for the connectivity issues I would probably give the galaxy watch 3 or possibly 4 stars, but when you have to turn the Bluetooth on and off just to get it to connect (at best) then to me this is not acceptable. If you are thinking of purchasing a Galaxy watch and you don't have a Samsung phone, you've been warned. (don't take my word for it, have a look at how many people have connectivity issues on all the online forums). Fortunately, I did not pay the retail price of around $480 as mine was a demo. UPDATE : I've made it 2 stars as the heart rate monitor is absolutely useless, Samsung pay works less than 50% of the time and as you can see for yourself, Samsung support is non existent
Purchased in December 2020 at Kogan.com for $280.00.
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Don't buy this watch
Took me a while to buy a smartwatch and was excited by what this one promised, unfortunately it doesn't deliver.
My key conerns relate to why I bought the watch, monitor sleep and for fitness.
Firstly, the heart rate monitor barely works. I did at least 25 workouts, before I sent it back the first time, and not once did it monitor my heart rate for the whole duration of the workout. In fact it battled to do it for about 40% of the activity. May have a lot of different workout settings, but they don't work.
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|Category||Smart Watches / Fitness Trackers|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and Wi-Fi|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Heart Rate Sensor and Light Sensor|
|Interface||Bezel (Physical) and Buttons|
|Waterproofing||Swim-proof and Water Resistant|
|Memory (RAM)||0.75 GB|
|Battery Size||472 mAh|
|Battery Life||3.5 days|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||Silver|
- GTIN14: 08801643386627
- MPN: 1091101504 and SM-R800NZSAXSA
- GTIN13: 8801643386627, 8801643386672 and 8801643392215
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